Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator tool that can accelerate the loading speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, based on the content itself. Every time a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open much faster, since Varnish can serve data many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a substantially faster loading page, which means an immensely improved visitor experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual site, the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory is updated too, so the visitors won’t see out-of-date content.
Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with all our Linux cloud website hosting service. You can add it to your website hosting account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared plans and you will get a very intuitive interface, which will give you full control over the caching platform. Using 1-click fast-access buttons, you can reboot or turn off any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a given site. You can also view an in-depth system log or clear the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you’ll be able to select the total amount of memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for top performance, you can set a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your websites and to have lots of gratified website visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Varnish platform is part of the standard service set that you will acquire in case you choose to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your websites through our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default system memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the websites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. As these two features aren’t bound to each other, you can use a couple of Internet sites with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single web site. The Varnish platform works best when you set a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you a simple way of restarting any instance. Furthermore, you will be able to clear the cached data with just one click of the mouse.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can use Varnish with all our VPS server packages at no extra charge, since the data caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The one and only requirement is that the VPS must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with only a few clicks. Each VPS package includes a different amount of memory for content caching purposes, but you will get minimum several hundred MB, which is sufficient even for several large-scale sites. Soon after you set up the Varnish platform, it’ll start caching the content that your website visitors browse, so you will notice the much faster website loading times and the reduced load on the machine in no time. The caching platform will allow you to use a less expensive VPS, since you will not require that much power to sustain the correct operation of your Internet sites even if you’ve got resource-demanding sites with multiple visitors. Best results are accomplished if the websites that use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All Linux dedicated servers which are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish content caching platform can be enabled and managed without effort via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate GUI and, with no more than one single mouse click, you can view an elaborate log, create or reboot an instance, delete the cached data for any site and much, much more. Soon after you enable the Varnish platform for a given domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the web pages opened by your visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you’ll witness a tremendously faster website performance plus a lowered load on the server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 GB, you’ll be able to use the platform for load balancing purposes even if you host multiple sites on your machine.